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God Most Hight, in Might Excelling

God most high, in might excelling

Author: Dawson Burns
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. God most high, in might excelling,
All creation's Lord art thou;
Countless worlds thy praise are swelling,
Countless saints in homage bow;
Bending here before thy throne,
Thee we worship, thee alone.

2. Light supreme, thy beams descending,
Fill with lustre ev'ry star;
Flaming meteors, far wending,
Streams of thine effulgence are,
Though these lights of time may wane,
Changeless shall thy light remain.

3. Spring of life, forever flowing,
All the living live in thee;
Tides of life from thee outgoing,
Rise and ebb by thy decree;
Life eternal, life thou art;
Unto us thy life impart.

4. Love divine, thy mercy tending
All the creatures thou hast made,
And our sinful race befriending,
Has thine inmost heart displayed:
Beauteous is thine image formed
In the hearts by love transformed.

5. God most high, in might excelling--
Light supreme, that lightest all,
Spring of life, with light o'er-welling--
Love divine, enriching all--
Give us strength, thy glory be
Life and love are found in thee!

Source: Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #5

Author: Dawson Burns

Burns, Dawson, D.D., b. in 1828, in Southwark, London, is the second son of Dr. Jabez Burns. He entered the ministry among the General Baptists in 1851, nnd for a number of years was his father's colleague at Church Street Chapel, Edgware Road. He is now without pastoral charge, and devotes himself chiefly to literary and public work in connection with the Temperance Reformation. He is the author of several important works on the Temperance question, and of numerous contributions to periodicals and public congresses. In 1884 he published Rays of Sacred Song for the Church and Home. Besides Scripture Studies and other poems, it contains 39 hymns for Public Worship. One of these, "Gladsome we hail this day's return" (Reunion), appeared in 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: God most high, in might excelling
Title: God Most Hight, in Might Excelling
Author: Dawson Burns


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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #5

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